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CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
CALIFORNIA By JACK STRATTON SAN FRANCISCO , CAL . . . February 28 th . Col . Charles E .-Bray , western representative for-the Orpheum circuit , returned here to resume his post after spending three months in New Orleans rushing the -new ; Or- ; pheum Theatre there to completion . Mr . Bray s &gt; trip west included but one stop , that being in •Chicago . John Gross , superintendent for the Orpheum circuit , accompanied Mr . Bray .
TRYING TO PLEASE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
TRYING TO PLEASE Mr . E . F . Albee , Steubenville , Ohio , New York City . February 18 th . Dear Sir : Kindly mail me some labels for trunks as I am out of them . They are indeed a wonderfulhelp in bringing about better conditions . The artist alone knows the real value of them . They also * help the boys in placing the baggage after it arrives at the theatre . I have secured a pot of shellac and will be pleased to place labels , on any trunk needing them . I wish to say a few words and would like same placed in next issue of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . Mr . Shafer , Manager of Herald ] Square Theatre , Steubenville , myself and boys , are ^ trying to do everything possible to make artists feel at home in our little theatre , and extend our kindest wishes in advance to all artists who are coming to our city , r We want you to feel at home with us , and if there is anything we can do . to make it more pleasant , just say . the world , and : we won t be mad , either . Our pass word is SMIL...
CHICAGO [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
CHICAGO By HARRY EARL - CHICAGO / ILL ., March 1 . Adolph Linick , of the Jones ,. Linick and Schaeffer forces , , is now sojourning in sunny California with his wife and son . When he returns , a trip will be made to Europe . Smiling Al Gilles , manager . of the _ Palace Theatre in Minneapolis , visited us this week . iii &lt; ii &gt; ti &lt; ii &gt; iiiiiiMi &lt; u » , ii . iii &gt; ii iimi &lt; imiiiiiiiii « Lillian Walker , herself , was a big hit at McVickers last week . The following acts will soon . be seen in the . Loew theatres that link Chicago with the west coast : Stepping Stone Revue , Burton &amp; Shay , Cliff Bailey Duo , Hodge &amp; Lowell , McCormick &amp; Winehill , Billy Hart &amp; Circus Girls , Willing &amp; Jordon , Marvelous De Onzos , E . J . Moore , Mack &amp; . Maybelle . .
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
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LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are invited to Write MAKING THINGS HOME-LIKE FOR THE ARTISTS Globe Theatre , Mr . E . F . Albee , Kansas City , Mo ., New York , N . Y . February 14 , 1921 . Dear Mr . Albee : I have been watching and reading with a great deal of interest , the vast improvement in the conditions and the better understanding that is apparently developing between the vaudeville artists and the managers all over the country due tot your untiring efforts and the good work of the N . V . A . It is indeed gratifying for the Manager of any theatre to note the good-fellowship spirit prevailing among the performers when they arrive to open an engagement in a theatre . We put forth every effort to make their engagement a pleasant one and to make them as comfortable as possible during their stay . I am enclosing you herewith a copy of a notice we have posted on our bulletin board . Wishing you continued success and with very best wi...
REAL FRIENDSHIP [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
REAL FRIENDSHIP Mr . E . F . Albee , President , B . F . Keith s Vaudeville Exch ., Palace Theatre Bldg ., New York , N . Y . Dear Sir : Yours of February 3 rd at hand and contents noted . I will try and explain in my humble way , the kindness of Mr . H . W . Murphy , manager of the Colonial Theatre at Haverhill , Mass . My wife and partner , Evelyn DeLyon , was stricken with a heart attack and collapsed during our performance on Saturday , January 29 , and due only to the quick action and attention of the manager in calling a doctor and his personal efforts and assistance , was it possible to save her life . Furthermore , the manager paid the doctor bills ; also called a taxi to bring the lady to our hotel and inquired daily regarding her progress . We heartily , wish that all managers would be as kind as Mr . H . W . Murphy toward performers , and would like to have f he members of our profession know of the consideration shown us . Very respectfully yours , HENRY DELYON , Evelyn ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
TWVAJO^ENEWS Devoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH K WEEK 1562 Broadway , New York City GLENN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News Is distributed free to artists , managers , theatre . employees and all others connected with Vaudeville In the United States , Canada and throughout the world . If you find it impossible to obtain your copy through the theatres , write us and we will place your name on a separate mailing list . Artists who do not find copies available each week In the theatres they play are urged to notify us , giving name and theatre and date . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS is the official organ of the National Vaudevile Artists , Inc ., and the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association . Contributions of Interest to the vaudeville world are solicited , but the full name and address of the correspondent should be appended . The name will be withheld from publication if request is made . No attention will be paid to an...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
EDITORIAL WILL POWER In view of the widespread newspaper discussion concerning the sudden affliction that deprived beloved Ben Welch of his eyesight , it is of interest to know that he is not the first artist to overcome so baffling an ott stacle . Lester Kryvett , 55 years old , professionally known as Vernon the Ventriloquist , has been blind for three years , but he is at the present moment doing his old vaudeville act on the Keith southern time . Speaking of his accomplishment the Cincinnati TimesStar says : Sitting in the audience at the Palace Theater this week , one would hardly suspect that Vernon is totally blind . He Is a ventriloquist . It s considered pretty good when a ventriloquist , with all his faculties intact , can successfully operate the dummy , but Vernon operates six , though he sees them only with his finger tips . Vernon is a victim of the influenza epidemic which swept the country three years ago . It had him off the track for eighteen months . He awoke one ...
HELPFUL HINTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
HELPFUL HINTS Another store that has seen fit to extend a liberal discount to paid-up members of . the N . V . A . is I . D ; Wiesenthal , 3428 Broadway , New York City , dealing in umbrellas , trunks and other kindred lines . Recently A . Turelly , playing in that vicinity , had occasion to buy an English coat case , and on presenting his N , V . A . card was allowed a substantial discount . Orren &amp; Drew patronized the Miller Ready-To-Wear Company , 620 Main Street , Little Rock , Ark ., while playing the Majestic Theatre there . When the store learned they were members of the N . V . A . it granted them a discount . Orren &amp; Drew then procured from J . B . Miller , the proprietor , a written statement in which he offers to extend a similar courtesy to all members of the N . V . A . who show a paid-up card .
N . V . A . CARD STOLEN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
N . V . A . CARD STOLEN An N . V . A . card , together with a sum of money , was stolen from the Parker Brothers while they were playing the Temple Theatre , Camden , N . J ., the first half of the week of February 23 . Secretary Henry Chesterfield asks that all managers and members be on the lookout for a card made out to John Parker , and should same be presented it should , be taken up and sent to the N . V . A . Club , 229 West 46 th Street , New York City .
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY CHICAGO , ILL ., February 23 rd . Friend Lew : Ever since your sickness Ive been laying off in Chi . ¦ You can t realize what that means to a man with New York ideas . I was hopin you would get better soI could move as far east as Pittsburg , before you . had a relapse . I dont suppose : I will as I called up your doctor on long distance . He told me you eat well and sleep well , but you have no disposition to work . It s too bad , you used to be such an active feller . Remember , you almost got the dinner check away from me once ? Yrs truly , ARTHUR TERRY . .
LOST . ; EDITOR "NEWS " : [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
LOST . ; EDITOR NEWS : On Feb . , 11 , I lost a large envelope containing write-ups and press notices which are very valuable to me .. I am sure I dropped them between Lew Cantor s office and the elevator in the Putnam building . I hope you will publish this as it may aid me in finding them . . MISS BOBBE FOLSOM , Care Harold Kemp , Palace Bldg ., N . Y . City .
< VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
&lt; VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES By BERT LEVY No . 4—EVA TANGUAY Here is a snapshot taken in front of the State Capitol at Madison , Wis ., of the effervescent Eva and her pet Boston bull . It has been my privilege to appear on the same bill with Eva many , many times during the last few years , and I have had the opportunity of knowing her and studying her thoroughly , and all I can say is that Miss Tanguay Is the victim of her own craving for perfection . In the theatre , Eva Tanguay is obsessed with the one Idea—and that Is to . give the public the best that Is in her . She Is willing to sacrifice health , peace of mind and everything else to make good with her public . In the theatre Eva will exact the last ounce of effort and attention from everybody connected with the theatre in order to put her act over , but , outside the theatre , she will give her very soul away if It would make anybody happy . When her day s work is done and she . has relaxed somewhat after the efforts of...
MORNING'S MAIL I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 March 1921
MORNINGS MAIL I NASHVILLE , TENN . — How different from the old days ! Our show of five acts , playing the Keith Southern time , was routed into New Orleans the first half of week of February 7 , and Mobile second half of the same week . Before finishing the first half we received , a check from Manager Walsh of the Lyric Theatre in Mobile for the full amount of our Mobile salary , with a letter stating thatLightnin had the house for the three days we were booked and it would not be necessary for us to come in . Here in Nashville our train was six hours late in arriving . We got in around matinee time . What a beautiful surprise it was when we found that Manager Harry Sudekum had waiting for us a dandy meal , which was served in the lounge . room of the Princess Theatre . It was not a lunch but a regular feed—steak and all the trimmings . Regular managers—fine fellows , on this time . — MISS PERT &amp; SUE KELTON , by EDWARD KELTON . EAST VIEW , N . Y . — I want to tell you ...